National land resource management committee holds first collaboration meeting

Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers address at meeting of National Land Resource Management  Central Committee.—mna
Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers address at meeting of National Land Resource Management Central Committee.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 9 Dec— The National Land Resource Management Central Committee held its first collaboration meeting here Tuesday, with an opening speech by Vice President U Nyan Tun.
The event happened at the headquarters of Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry attended by ministers from states and regions.
The vice president
noted, quoting the speech of President U Thein Sein in August, that the importance of conservation of forests, the environment and water resources to meet higher demand resulting from the increasing population.
U Nyan Tun also acknowledged that existing land policies have some flaws, which have complicated the process of land management and led to disputes on land utilization.
He remarked that these problems have caused the property market to rise unreasonably, depriving small and medium scale entrepreneurs of opportunities to expand their businesses.
He then suggested the land resource management process be clear and effective, focusing on easy accessibility to the public.
The vice president confirmed that challenges in land resource management include lack of statistics, funds and experts at the respective committees in this sector, as well as ineffective technologies and systems to collect data and information.
He also suggested the committee should prioritize on effective utilization of land for all citizens, ensure legal protection of land ownership rights, and promote investment that encourages the sustainable use of natural resources.
Union Minister U Win Tun for Environmental Conservation and Forestry said that in drawing the national land utilization policy, the committee is working closely with relevant departments, as well as experts and consultants from USAID, EU- International Management Group (IMG) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Vice President U Nyan Tun received Mr Gyan Chandra Acharya, U.N. Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
They discussed technical assistance for Myanmar to graduate from Least Developed Countries status.
Also present at the call were deputy ministers U Tin Oo Lwin, U Tin Ngwe, Dr Zaw Min Aung and Daw Lei Lei Thein.

Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Mr Gyan Chandra Acharya, U.N. Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small island Developing States and party.—mna
Vice President U Nyan Tun receives Mr Gyan Chandra Acharya, U.N. Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small island Developing States and party.—MNA
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